Popovich claps back at Abbott's ending of mask mandate
Popovich claps back at Abbott's ending of mask mandate
Gregg Popovich slams Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's move to lift mask mandate: 'This is really ridiculous'
04 March, 2021, 20:13
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that it was "now time to open Texas 100 percent", citing the economic impact of the virus. Reeves ended the statewide mask mandate on September 30, but subsequently issued orders for individual counties. "We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we're able to get vaccines in people's arms", Biden said, per CNN.
What's Next: It/s unclear if either Texas or MS will have special enforcements against businesses that require the continued wearing of masks on their premises. "And we strongly encourage people to continue to wear masks, and mayors, governors, and others, recognizing that they have hard decisions to make, to keep the course", he said. More than 2.3 million Texans have tested positive for the coronavirus, with more than 43,000 dying.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Monday that 407,647 people in Mississippi - about 14% of the state's population - have received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Store workers may be put in an uncomfortable position of having to enforce federally supported policies that conflict with state guidance, he added.
"Some are bringing the disease with them", he asserted on Fox Business.
In comments made during a press pool spray in the Oval Office Wednesday, Biden said it was unwise for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves to lift mask mandates as the country nears the ability to vaccinate all adults. "Our numbers are down".
But the spokesperson told Politico that "Texas now has the tools and knowledge to combat Covid while also allowing Texans and small businesses to make their own decisions". The governor did not... ban masks.
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"I think we are using the absolute full extent of all of the areas where we have federal control and we are actively, actively being very, very clear on what we think needs to happen".
About 35 required face coverings to be worn in public places - either or outdoor - although enforcement of these mask mandates has been patchy.
"The fact that things are headed in the right direction doesn't mean we have succeeded in eradicating the risk", said Dr Lauren Ancel Meyers, a professor of integrative biology and director of the University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, was quoted as saying by AP. Reeves said the number of people hospitalized because of the virus has decreased in recent weeks, and vaccination numbers are increasing.
During the previous administration of Republican President Donald Trump, who downplayed the severity of COVID-19 despite eventually becoming infected himself, not wearing a mask became a political statement.
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